LIST: Houston, Katy, other cities lift water boil notice

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If you are experiencing low water pressure or no water at all, you are not alone. Some cities have issued boil water notices and others have had to shut off water service.

Here are what officials are saying:

Anahuac

The boil water notice has been rescinded after the necessary laboratory test results came back from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The quality of the public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes is up to standard and no longer requires boiling.

Bacliff

Notice to the Bacliff water customers, due to the extreme weather conditions the water system was unable to meet water demands and the water system was shut off at 3:30 am 2-17-2021. Once the water is restored a Boil Water Notice will be in place. The Bacliff Water District will be releasing updated information to the public as it becomes available. The Bacliff MUD can be reached at 281-339-1634.

Baytown

Water is being pressurized throughout the whole system. Unless there is an issue with an individual service, all customers should have some pressure returning now.

We continue to receive requests for help turning off water at your water meter or water to your home. We are working to service every request. Staff also continues to investigate reported leaks to City water mains.

The Boil Water Notice will end when the system pressure in all parts of the system has stabilized to greater than 35 psi and the City receives clear bacteriological tests. The tests can take one and one half days. We are still several days from lifting the notice. You will be notified when this happens.

Bellaire

As of 11:00 AM on February 21, 2021, the water provided by the City of Bellaire has passed testing requirements of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is safe for regular use, including consumption.

Channelview

Water control and improvement district 21 in Channelview. A boil water notice has been issued until further notice.

Clear Lake

Clear Lake has rescinded its boil water notice.

Deer Park

Deer Park has rescinded its boil water notice. The water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of Sunday.

Fort Bend County

UPDATE: The previous boil water notice from February 17 for Sugar Land, Greatwood and Fulshear has been rescinded. The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water used for drinking and public consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with lab test results that show the water no longer requires boiling prior to use.

Fort Bend County has issued a boil water notice for the following areas:

  • Fort Bend County WCID #2
  • Stafford
  • Quail Valley Utility District (Missouri City)
  • Thunderbird Utility District System #1
  • Palmer Plantation MUD #1
  • Palmer Plantation MUD #2
  • Harris County WCID-Fondren Rd
  • Harris County MUD #122
  • All the city of Pearland water customers

The boil water notice for Fort Bend MUD 190 has been rescinded.

Friendswood

The boil water notice for Friendswood has been lifted and now safe to drink and consume the water.

To be on the safe side, officials recommend residents to run their water for at least one minute to bring clean water into the taps and dump the ice in your ice maker and have it make at least three batches before using the ice.

Galveston

The City of Galveston has lifted the boil water notice after lab results determined it was safe to do so, city officials announced Sunday. Galveston is also removing water restrictions as the system has been stabilized and the water supply is sufficient.

The City is providing water service to all areas of the island, city officials said. Officials also said if residents do not have water in their home, it is likely due to an isolated shutoff due to repair work.

Residents should still contain leaks on their properties by turning off water until the leak is fixed. If you need help turning off the water, please call Municipal Utilities at 409-797-3630.

Galveston County

Due to the prolonged power outages, many of the municipalities and utility districts are having challenges with water services. Numerous communities are without water or under a boil water advisory.

Boil Water notices in Galveston County:

  • Hitchcock
  • Bayou Vista
  • League City
  • Friendswood
  • Bayview MUD
  • Texas City
  • Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District (once water service comes back online)
  • Clear Lake Shores
  • La Marque
  • Galveston (once water service comes back online)
  • Bacliff MUD (once water service comes back online)
  • Kemah
  • Tiki Island
  • San Leon MUD
  • Jamaica Beach (currently no water service)

Galveston County does not have any control over the water service in the county. Water service providers are either the local cities or the special utility districts not under the control of the County.

We are currently working to get resources, such as potable drinking water, into those communities facing issues with water service. You can find the latest information on the status of water service in your area by contacting your water service provider.

Nearly 80% of the County is still without power due to ERCOT mandated power outages. We continue to pressure the State of Texas, ERCOT, and the local power providers to fully restore power to Galveston County residents in an expedited manner. As of right now, none of these entities have been able to provide estimates on when they would be restoring power to Galveston County.

For more information, visit www.GCOEM.org.

The City of Galveston has received a water donation from Rep. Mayes Middleton and will begin distributing water Wednesday night at McGuire Dent Recreation Center beginning at 6 p.m. until supplies last.

The city is distributing four bottles of water to each resident at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center (located at 28th and Seawall) until supplies last. The City of Galveston is currently organizing staff to handle the distribution at the recreation center and warming center. Please do not arrive until 6 p.m.

In addition to the water pick up, if residents need to warm up they will be able to park their car and come inside the community center beginning at 6 p.m. Residents also will be able to drive by or walk up to pick up water.

Harris County

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Wednesday that residents of the county should assume they are under a boil water advisory. If they have questions, they should contact their municipal utility district or their water provider for more information.

Here is a list of MUDs in the county that are under boil water notices:

  • Faulkey Gully MUD
  • Harris County FWSD 1A
  • Harris County MUD 104
  • Harris County MUD 130
  • Harris County MUD 158
  • Harris County MUD 200
  • Harris County MUD 205
  • Harris County MUD 213A
  • Harris County MUD 215
  • Harris County MUD 364
  • Harris County MUD 367
  • Harris County MUD 383
  • Harris County MUD 399
  • Harris County MUD 401
  • Harris County MUD 461
  • Harris County MUD 48
  • Harris County MUD 50
  • Harris County MUD 96
  • Harris County WCID 91
  • Northeast Harris County MUD 1 Edgewood
  • Ponderosa Forest Utility District
  • Sunbelt FWSD - High Meadows/Fairgreen
  • Sunbelt FWSD - Oakwilde
  • Sunbelt FWSD - Woodland Oaks
  • Sunbelt FWSD -Northline
  • SWEA Gardens Estates
  • West Harris County MUD 14
  • West Harris County MUD 15

Houston

Boil water notice in Houston has been lifted and residents will no longer need to boil their water for drinking, cooking and making ice. the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed with the city that its tap water has met all regulatory standards and is safe to drink.

”The historic freezing temperatures in Houston last week caused water pressure to drop throughout the city. I appreciate everyone’s patience as Houston Water crews worked nonstop to restore the pressure and gain the TCEQ’s approval to lift the boil water notice,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “In the meantime, my office and partners distributed almost three million bottles of water citywide. Our community helped each other through tough times and once again showed why we are #HoustonStrong.”

The city is asking all residents to flush their water system by running cold-water faucets for at least one minute, cleaning automatic ice makers by making and discarding several batches of ice, and running water softeners through a regeneration cycle.

The boil water notice has also been lifted for the following MUD districts:

  • Harris County MUD 55
  • Baybrook MUD #1

Jersey Village

Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Jersey Village public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Harry Ward at hward@jerseyvillagetx.com, or 713-466-2107 or Roel Garcia at rgarcia@jerseyvillagetx.com.

Katy

The boil water notice has been lifted. The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 21,2021.

La Porte

La Porte has rescinded its boil water notice.

Memorial Villages

The Memorial Villages Water Authority says they are having water issues. All residents are being asked to conserve water. Residents also need to boil water until further notice.

Missouri City

As of 2:30 p.m. all 10 Boil Water Notices in Missouri City have been rescinded (lifted) including the 7 managed by Quail Valley Utility District.

While it is safe to use these public water systems, it is highly recommended that residents in these recently impacted Boil Water Notice areas properly prepare in resuming the use of this water. See reminders below:

All faucets should be flushed for at least several minutes while taking care not to overflow sinks or create any water damage.

Ice maker trays should be emptied and at least one cycle of ice ran and then again discarded.

At least one cycle on a washing machine could be ran to flush out any iron or manganese particles before washing clothes.

At least one cycle on a dishwasher could be ran before washing dishes.

These are only some basic guidelines and are not all inclusive of every situation that all residents will encounter. Some residents may need to repeat these steps if they experience prolonged water quality issues like color, taste, and odor concerns.

For additional details and guidance, please contact your MUD operations company. See contact details here https://bit.ly/3bi68yu

Montgomery County

Below is an updated list of districts under Boil Water Notice as of 3:00PM February 17, 2021. It includes an additional utility: Harris County MUD 48. This notice is in effect until notified by the water district that it is lifted. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for consumption.

  • Montgomery County MUD 56
  • Spring Creek Utility District

Nassau Bay

Due to the Water Distribution System pressure below 20 psi, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Nassau Bay public water system # TX101015 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Paul A Lopez, Director of Public Works at 281-333-2944 email paul.lopez@nassaubay.com or Water/ Waste Water Utility Manager. chris.defrancis@nassaubay.com Customers may obtain a copy of the “Boil Water Notice” on the City of Nassau Bay Website.

The City of Nassau Bay and its supplier are actively working to bring the water distribution pressure back to normal levels. As we currently do not have an estimated time and pressures are restored, recommend having two (2) gallons of potable water for every member of your household for a 72 hour period. You can do this by collecting water dripping from your faucets to prevent freezing, or as long as you have water service

Pasadena

City of Pasadena water pressure is increasing. While this is encouraging news, Pasadena and many other cities across Harris County, are still under a 🔥Boil Water Advisory🔥 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

➡️ We are submitting water quality samples and expect test results and lift approval in a few days. Thank you for your continued understanding during this unprecedented event.

➡️ Frequently Asked Questions regarding a Boil Water Advisory can be found at: https://www.pasadenatx.gov/.../BOIL-WATER-ADVISORY...

➡️ Moving forward, some of our City’s main water lines may require flushing and disinfectant. While flushing water lines we will take care to maintain safe water pressures. You may see local fire hydrants releasing water; this is a necessary part of the process.

Pearland

The city of Pearland has rescinded its boil water notice as of Sunday afternoon.

Residents are advised to flush any residual water that could be left from before the notice was lifted. This includes hot water heaters, ice made by ice machines, and water in the water lines if it has not been used recently.

Seabrook

The City of Seabrook, effective immediately, has rescinded its boil water notice. Water customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking, and making ice. Water quality testing through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has confirmed that Seabrook tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe to drink.

The City of Seabrook recommends water customers to flush your home water lines for a couple of minutes to ensure your pipes are delivering fresh water and to clean your faucet streams. Customers will also want to flush their water heaters, built-in water filtration systems and water softeners, as well as any lines connected to water and ice in your refrigerator by running that water and dumping the first 1-2 rounds of ice. Ice-maker equipment and containers should be cleaned, and fridge water filters swapped out. City recommendations also include running the hottest - or “sanitize” - cycles on your dishwashers and washing machines to help clean them.

Sealy

The City of Sealy’s water distribution system is being impacted by low water pressure or no water to customers. This pertains to all of the City of Sealy’s customers on the public water system. The loss of power we are expecting with the upcoming freezing rain event will further complicate the restoration of the water system.

As a result of the low water pressure, the City must implement an immediate water boil notice as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. All water customers are being notified to boil their water prior to consumption. Seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria and should especially follow the order.

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from other suitable sources for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The City employees will be posting notices on the businesses around town at groceries and other retailers to notify them of the need for more bottled water in the Sealy area.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Sealy will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking or human consumption purposes and rescind the boil water notice order.

If you any questions concerning this matter, you may call the City of Sealy at 979-885-3511 and someone can answer your question or direct you to the Water Department. The City of Sealy is issuing this boil water notice as a precautionary measure as we work to restore conditions post severe weather event.

Splendora

The boil water advisory has been lifted. You do not need to do anything further. Our water test came back all clear.

Sugar Land

On February 17, 2021 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Sugar Land-Greatwood water system (PWS ID 0790296) to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 19, 2021.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ashley Kirkpatrick at 281-275-2450 or 311.

Spring Valley Village

Due to the extreme winter weather event, the City of Spring Valley Village water distribution system has been impacted with low distribution pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Spring Valley Village, PW # 1010214, a public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact City of Spring Valley Village, Public Works Director, Pat Riley at (713) 465-8308 publicworks@springvalleytx.com 1025 Campbell Road Houston, TX. 77055-7495

Texas City

As of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, the boil water notice in Texas City has been lifted for all Texas City residents. The Texas City public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water used for human consumption purposes. Texas City still asks its residents to do what they can to conserve water.

Tomball

The lifting of our boil water notice only applies if you receive your water bill from the City of Tomball.

We have had questions from those in the surrounding areas, asking if the lifting of our boil water notice includes surrounding Municipal Water Districts (MUDs) and/or other water providers. IT DOES NOT! Our lifting of this requirement ONLY applies if you receive your water bill from the City of Tomball.

Waller

Due to water pressure dropping lower than the required minimum 20 PSI during the arctic winter weather event, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Waller (TX23 70003) water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Gene Schmidt or Markus Benoit at (713) 816-4084 or (832) 758-0621. The City of Waller requests that all citizens make an effort to minimize water usage (discontinue non-essential water usage, including sprinklers, washing machines, and anything else that is not essential to health and safety. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter, please know that the City of Waller is working throughout the night to resolve this.

Webster

The Boil Water Notice is still in effect as of Saturday, February 20. The Public Works Department is continuing to work to resolve the issue.

Please boil water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making, should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

We encourage residents to sign up for Swift 911 emergency notifications. A notification will be sent out as soon as the Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect.

Willis

Due to Reduced Distribution System Pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Willis public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Taylor Whichard at (936) 856-4611.


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